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Erdogan Guards Might Not Have Immunity to Beat Protesters in U.S.

U.S. News & World Report - 18 May 2017
Footage from the melee shows men mostly in suits, some reportedly armed, bypassing police officers separating pro- and anti-Erdogan activists. The men physically attack a group of protesters in Sheridan Circle near the Turkish Embassy, repeatedly ...

Erdoğan: Israel is harming Jerusalem's Islamic character

The Guardian - 26 Jul 2017
The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has intervened in the continuing crisis surrounding the Jerusalem holy sites by accusing Israel of undermining the city's “Islamic character”, in comments likely to further inflame regional tensions. The ...

Erdogan's Anti-Westernism Picks Up Speed

The Atlantic - 25 Jul 2017
Ever since last July's failed coup attempt, the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, has engaged in an orgy of arrests, dismissals, purges of judges, journalists, academics, public servants, and military officers. Some 150,000 ...

Turkey's Erdogan ends tour with no sign of Qatar progress

Reuters - 25 Jul 2017
DOHA (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan left Qatar on Monday after two days in the Gulf trying to mediate in the worst row among Arab states for years but there was no sign he had made any progress. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, ...

Turkey's Erdogan Refuses to Back Down in Feud With Germany

New York Times - 21 Jul 2017
ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey raised the stakes in a long-running diplomatic spat with Germany on Friday, dismissing the threat of an informal German economic embargo and rejecting calls to release several German citizens held ...

Turkey, a US ally, muzzles the media

Miami Herald - 26 Jul 2017
Some may think that Erdogan started to silence critical media only after failed coup on July 15, 2016. But this is not true. Like many other journalists, Karaca became target long before the coup attempt as the president declared a war on free media ...

Erdogan visits Saudi Arabia over Gulf crisis - 23 Jul 2017
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has embarked on a two-day trip to the Gulf in an effort to help resolve the dispute between Qatar and four other Arab states. Erdogan arrived in Saudi Arabia's port city of Jeddah on Sunday and met King Salman ...

Erdogan says Muslims won't remain silent on Jerusalem crisis

Washington Post - 23 Jul 2017
ISTANBUL — Turkey's president has condemned Israeli security precautions at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site saying the Islamic world would not remain silent. Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed reporters Sunday in Istanbul before departing on a visit to ...

Schäuble: Germany won't be 'blackmailed' by Erdoğan - 24 Jul 2017
Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of putting at risk centuries of cooperation between the two countries but said Berlin would not be “blackmailed.” Relations between Ankara and Berlin have ...

A byline for Erdoğan? Liberal megaphones for illiberal voices

The Guardian - 22 Jul 2017
Some readers bristled when the Guardian published an article with the byline of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the president of Turkey. Why had the increasingly authoritarian leader been given space to say online, as the headline put it, “Turkey, a year after ...

Turkey's Erdogan says Israel will suffer most from al-Aksa dispute

The Jerusalem Post - 25 Jul 2017
"Israel, which shows no respect for the Aksa mosque and Dome of the Rock, will see itself suffer the most damage," Erdogan said, referring to Muslim sacred sites in the elevated compound holy to both Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem's walled Old City.

Erdogan Hails Nation For Foiling Coup Attempt

TOLOnews - 26 Jul 2017
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan early Sunday applauded the nation for fighting a “gang of betrayal” during a coup attempt last July. At a ceremony to commemorate the July 15 defeated coup in front of the parliament building, Erdogan said the country ...

Reality is warped in Turkey. We may never get it back

The Guardian - 21 Jul 2017
Last Saturday every Turkish citizen was obliged to listen to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's failed coup anniversary message on their mobile phone before moving on to their actual call. He was once again reminding the country of his omnipresence – in case any ...

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